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A transfer of real property by virtue of the provisions in a will. Contrast with descent, which is a transfer by virtue of statutory provisions controlling ownership of real estate when one dies without a will.
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Earthfall's latest piece was devised over a six-week period.
The coating is related to a self-healing composite material devised by Braun's colleague Scott R.
The plans she devised are explored in a series of scale models (made by a group of French architectural history students) and are discussed in the catalogue-book by Marie-Jeanne Dumont who, on the strength of the evidence, concludes that Perriand was streets ahead of Corb at the time.
The new technology, devised at Paisley University, would let people download books or newspapers to read on their screens anywhere.
When asked to grade their playoff performance, Yao elicited laughter when he devised a sliding scale through his interpreter: ``Getting to the first round is a 70, getting to the second round 80, getting to the Western Conference finals 90 and getting to the championship 100.
No longer trapped in a false world devised by an evil intelligence, our heroes are now trapped in an anthology of war movie cliches; no longer skeptical and alienated, they repeatedly proclaim the tritest sort of faith.
Judd Gregg, R-New Hampshire, chairman of the Senate's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and Edward Kennedy, D-Massachusetts, devised a new bipartisan bill that was expected to go to the full Senate possibly in the early summer.
While Thomas Edison was thrilling engineers with the development of the DC (direct current) motor, Tesla had already devised the far superior AC (alternating current) model, which quickly became the industry standard.
William Thornton devised a 30-letter alphabet that he believed could be used universally to further the unity of mankind.
In fact, the Arthur Andersen document destruction policy was devised after another embarrassing case for the express purpose of hiding damaging documents from regulators and victims.
A special statutory rule or the rules of intestacy apply when Florida homestead realty cannot be devised or is not devised as permitted by law.
Meanwhile, some companies have devised ways to go on the offensive against agroterrorism threats.